Oklahoma Hiking, Nature January 28, 2023
by Ashley The Marvelous 3.8 Mile Trail In Oklahoma Leads Adventurers To A Little-Known Waterfall
Escape to the serene wilderness of McGee Creek Wildlife Management Area for an unforgettable hiking adventure. With some of the state’s best hiking and fishing, this park offers a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Whether you’re looking to hike through stunning natural landscapes or catch a trophy fish, McGee Creek has something for everyone. One of the trails leads to a little-known waterfall that’s so peaceful and serene you’ll never want to leave. Lace-up those hiking boots and plan your visit today!
McGee Creek Natural Scenic Recreation Area is connected to the equally delightful McGee Creek State Park, and together they make up the adventurous McGee Creek Wildlife Management Area. It is a nature lover’s playground that can be found in the top northeastern corner of the wildlife refuge.
McGee Creek offers a variety of hiking opportunities for visitors of all skill levels. The recreation area boasts 25 miles of hiking trails, ranging from easy nature trails to challenging backcountry trails.
You can take one trail or combine several of them for longer hikes. The trails are all marked and offer some really spectacular hiking opportunities.
The shortest hike is 3.8 miles long and can be found along the South Rim Loop and the Little Bugapoo Loop. Hikers with advanced skills can hike up to 11 miles or longer if trails are combined.
Hidden in McGee Creek is a stunning waterfall that's easily accessible by one of the hiking trails. It's a great spot to sit and enjoy a picnic while also enjoying the sounds of rushing water.
Hikers are required to get a permit from the Natural Scenic Recreation Area office before setting out to explore. The permit is free of charge; it just helps the park keep track of the number of visitors.
On top of seeing a lovely waterfall, you also might encounter a bike hanging from a tree. We aren't sure about the story behind this thing, but it sure makes for some interesting photos.
The beauty that you'll encounter during your hike is truly extraordinary. You might also spot some wildlife during your hike, so have your camera ready. Be sure to bring plenty of water and wear appropriate footwear, and always check the weather forecast before heading out on the trail.
To learn more about McGee Creek, visit their
official tourism page.
Interested in a getaway at McGee Creek State Park? If so, check out our previous article, “
For A Pristine Wilderness Getaway, Visit McGee Creek State Park In Oklahoma.“
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Address: McGee Creek Natural Scenic State Recreation Area, Atoka, OK 74525, USA